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rustbelt
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Power Glide shift handle

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Is there a way to remove the shift handle from the lever protruding from the dash?
The handle appears to be a separate 2 piece affair that joins together through the lever.
I thought it might screw together but I'd like to know for sure before I start.
Thanks.

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Re: Power Glide shift handle

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The chrome cone double cone shaped handle does screw together in the middle. Threads in one side and stud coming out of the other. The hard part is getting enough purchase to twist them apart without damaging the chrome.
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Re: Power Glide shift handle

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Sometimes a knob can substitute for a tee-handle. Or...

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Part number C12679: FLOOR MOUNTED PG SHIFT KIT-INFO=C12679A CABLE C12806-NOT INCLUDED LEVER,KNOB,BOOT

Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Catalog Page(s): 135
Price: $ 218.15


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USED 1965-66 PG SHIFTER
Part No. CC03150
$30.00
Used automatic transmission shift selector assembly with safety switch for 1965-66 Corvairs including convertibles.

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USED 1965-66 PG SHIFT KNOB
Part No. CC0319
$10.00
Used automatic (PG) shifter knob for 1965-66 Corvairs including convertibles.

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USED 1967-69 PG SHIFTER
Part No. CC03150L
$30.00
Used automatic transmission shift selector assembly with safety switch for 1967-69 Corvairs including convertibles.


USED 1965-66 PG SHIFTER BEZEL or USED 1967-69 PG SHIFTER BEZEL
$40.00
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Re: Power Glide shift handle

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Thank you guys for getting back to me. I thought the halves screwed together but thought I'd ask before I put some muscle into it.
I'm hoping in the future, I'll do the PG floor conversion, but necessities first...

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Re: Power Glide shift handle

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I wrapped each side of the handle with several layers of tape, clamped each side with small vice grips, and turned. Came off easy and didn't damage the chrome.
Thanks for the help.

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Re: Power Glide shift handle

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Nice. sometimes they have been locktighted or made really tight and corroded and want to defy removal.
Corvair guy since 1982. I have personally restored at least 20 Vairs, many of them restored ground up.
Currently working full time repairing Corvairs and restoring old cars.
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